Happy New Year !

Richard and Rachel Caswell
Mon 18 Jan 2010 20:14
We're slowly working our way down south, having a good look at places we've never been to or ones that we haven't seen for a long time. We'll be in Auckland later this week, then will continue round the North Island, down the East Coast to the South Island, the biggest problem at the moment is timing it to get across the Cook Straight. Wellington had 100 mm or 4 inches of rain there the other day, with up to 130 km of wind ! Not very summery is it ? Richard's been working on the deck which is looking good, but whenever he takes up a section, that's when it starts to rain ! It's so dry up north here, they really need some good amounts of rain, a lot of places are looking at a drought for the remaining summer. I'll leave you with a lovely picture I took of the Bay of Islands.

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